A sporty two-seater for a lively drive indoors or outdoors. The Jaguar F-Type, available both Coupé and Convertible, manages to combine the grit of high performance with the elegance typical of the English automotive industry. A jewel that is not limited to interpreting the British style, but wants to rewrite it.
Jaguar F-Type: design and interior
Whether you choose Coupé or Convertible, the Jaguar F-Type is a car that loves to stand out. The rounded shapes and the decidedly tapered silhouette stand out, also thanks to a respectable length (448 cm). The front, particularly gritty, is characterized by the usual honeycomb grille and the side air intakes that change shape depending on the layout.
As well as the splitter, iridescent in its unscrupulousness. The headlights are wide and climb up the bonnet. At the rear, instead, the headlights become decidedly thinner, almost imitating the shape of the jaguar that identifies the brand.
The interior of the Jaguar F-Type is decidedly spacious for a two-seater. The interior is characterized by a certain rigorousness of the forms, the coverings are dark and the attention to details leaves something to be desired, at least in the standard fittings, including the 8-inch touch screen that does not leave completely satisfied.
The optional package is much richer, including leather upholstery, but very expensive. Remarkable luggage capacity, always in consideration of the type of car and especially in the Coupé version (310 liters that can become 408). The space of the trunk in the Compatible version (207 liters) is more reduced, also thanks to the canopy the canvas, operable and operating in just 12 seconds.
Engine and performance
The Jaguar F-Type knows only petrol. Nevertheless, Coventry engineers have provided five different engines. A 4-cylinder with a capacity of 1,997 cc and 300 horsepower (available only with 8-speed automatic transmission). Two 6-cylinder engines with 2,995 cubic centimeters of displacement and 340 or 381 hp of power, available with both automatic and 6-speed manual gearboxes). Finally, two 5.0-liter V8s and 500 and 575 horsepower respectively. The latter is available exclusively for the R (in 550 hp version) and SVR (575 hp version) versions.
As can be easily understood, the Jaguar F-Type’s performance is significantly affected by the type of engine. The peak performances, however, are those guaranteed by the 575-horsepower V8 which can reach 322 kilometers of top speed (314 with F-Type Convertible). And it is always the 5.0-liter SVR version that guarantees the best performance even in accelerated conditions (3.7 seconds to go from 0 to 100). On the other side of the spectrum, the 300 hp 2.0-liter capable of pushing the British two-seater up to 250 per hour, reaching one hundred times in 5.7 seconds.
Jaguar F-Type: price and consumption
The starting price of the Jaguar F-Type depends first of all on the choice, that is, whether the Coupé or the Compatible version is preferred. In both cases, the base price is the one marked by the option with four-cylinder engine: 63.030 euros in the case of the F-Type Coupé, 70.210 in that of the homonymous with a removable roof. However, given the numerous engines and the rich offer of options, the price increased without too much difficulty over € 150,000.
Even consumption and emissions of the two places of the jaguar are subject to wide fluctuations. Also in this case, the queen of parsimony is the motorized 2.0 liter that with its 9.1 liters of petrol is the least demanding in the journey of one hundred kilometers of road. “Expansive” is instead the Jaguar F-Type with a 381-horsepower 6-cylinder engine, which instead of liters of petrol burns 11.5.
Ecological? Definitely the British sports car is not particularly sensitive to environmental issues, but once again the swings are wide. Suffice it to say that between the 4-cylinder 300 hp and the two 5.0-liter V8s pass 70 grams of carbon dioxide emitted per kilometer of difference: 179 g/km at 249 g/km. Not much.